Release date: 22nd October 2014
Published by: The Natural History Museum
ISBN No: 978 0565093426
For 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill and narrative excellence. This unforgettable collection represents the work of international photographers, both amateur and professional, who have been recognised in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 competition. It is a bold selection which reflects the photographers different styles, stories and messages, as well as the use of new technologies and the high ethical standards of the competition. The photographs were selected by an international jury for their artistic merit, originality and technical excellence from more than 41,000 entries, from 96 countries. The range of subjects, styles and photographic genres is vast. It includes extraordinary images of unique and unusual behaviour, evocative portraits, truly wild landscapes and thought-provoking reportage. Presenting awe-inspiring wildlife photography at its very best, this beautiful book provides a reminder of the wonder of life on our planet. The introduction to this portfolio is by Jim Brandenburg, chair of the competition's judges and one of the world's most respected photographers of nature.
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